Strategic orientation of hotels: Evidence from a contingent approach

Tourism Economics, Ahead of Print. Strategic orientation (SO) – a necessary condition to achieve and maintain a competitive advantage – should particularly be considered in the tourism industry, given the high competition and rapidly changing environment. This article investigates whether the different dimensions of SO (entrepreneurial orientation (EO), learning orientation (LO) and market orientation (MO))…

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Size facilitates profitable ski lift operations

Tourism Economics, Ahead of Print. The book profits of 220 ski lift operators in Austria are analysed in order to identify the determinants relevant for business success. The median ratio of accounting profits to total assets was zero in 2013, while 43% had negative ‘book’ profits and another 12% had zero profits. Results using quantile…

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